South Africa Observes Nelson Mandela Day

South Africa Observes Nelson Mandela Day

(AFP) Across the country, biker gangs cleaned streets, volunteers painted schools and politicians spent 67 minutes on worthy projects — all to mark Mandela’s 67 years of public service.

“Let us return Madiba’s sacrifices and contributions through our own efforts to build a better society,” President Jacob Zuma said.

Near Pretoria, Zuma himself will later try to channel Mandela’s cross-community appeal by delivering government housing to poor whites.


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